Morris Hills Regional District

Welcome to the Morris Hills Regional District Informational Site for 8th-grade families!  As you complete your middle school experience and begin planning for high school, this site will provide you with links and resources to prepare for the next phase in your student's educational career. Portions of this site will be updated at various times in the year, so check for updates.  We can't wait to see you in September 2024!

About Us

The Morris Hills Regional District is comprised of two high schools for students in grades 9-12:  Morris Hills High School, located in Rockaway Borough, and Morris Knolls High School, located in Denville.  The district serves the communities of Denville, Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township, and Wharton.  Students who are domiciled in one of these four communities will attend either Morris Hills or Morris Knolls based on their exact address.   The district also accepts a limited number of students from outside these four communities through the Governor's School Choice Program and serves as a satellite campus for two programs in partnership with the Morris County Vocational-Technical School District:  The Academy for Math, Science, and Engineering, housed at Morris Hills High School, and The Academy for the Performing Arts, housed at Morris Knolls High School.  

Morris Hills and Morris Knolls are comprehensive high schools that offer over 200 courses in both academic and vocational areas.  With 27 honors courses, 27 AP courses, a full array of special education and ELL services, a robust Gifted and Talented Program, specialty programs such as the Magnet Program, International Baccalaureate Program, AVID Program, 27 varsity sports, and hundreds of clubs and activities, our high schools offer students quality programming in a diverse and nurturing environment. 

2021-2022 8th Grade Calendar of Events

8th Grade -Calendar of Events

The calendar to the left lists the important dates for 8th grade families in the 2023-2024 school year.  This calendar will be updated periodically as more dates are finalized. 

Please note that Morris Hills Regional often starts the school year before Labor Day in order to ensure that our students are able to complete the school year in time to participate in summer programs, college orientation programs for graduating seniors, etc.  In addition, starting before Labor Day allows students in AP and IB classes more instructional time prior to the May exams.  

Step 1: Weighing Your Options

Step 2: Registering for High School

This page includes information about which high school resident students will attend, how to register, and options for switching high schools. Out-of-District Residents should consult the School Choice Information Center.

This page includes information on the scheduling/course selection process for incoming 9th grade resident students. Accepted incoming School Choice students and Academy students will receive scheduling information directly from the School Counseling Office. 

Step 3: Getting Involved in Athletics/Activities

Step 4: Getting Started

Freshman Orientation

August 21, 2024 

(more information to follow)

Summer Assignments

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